DPS Food and Nutrition Services

Effective Monday, August 24, DPS Food and Nutrition Services began providing weekday curbside service for breakfast and lunch to DPS students.  Meals will be available at (87) schools throughout the district Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  In addition, meals will also be delivered to (16) locations throughout the city.

The most current and up-to-date information will be posted at: www.dpsk12.org/food-distribution

As we transition from summer programming to school year programming, please note the following updates/changes:

  • Students do not have to attend the school where they pick up their meals, they may get meals at any school that is providing curbside pickup.
  • Adults may pick up meals for DPS students and they must provide a DPS student ID, student name and school.
  • Weekend meals will no longer be available (USDA waiver not yet granted).
  • Adult meals will no longer be free.
  • Non-DPS student meals will no longer be free (USDA waiver not yet granted).
  • Breakfast meals remain “no charge” for all DPS students.
  • Lunch meals may be free if the family qualifies to receive subsidized meals.
  • No DPS student will be denied a meal due to inability to pay; however, charges will accrue to their meal account.
  • It is important for all families to complete an application for meal benefits at: https://www.myschoolapps.com/

Annual Family Update

ANNUAL FAMILY UPDATE – The Annual Family Update (AFU), our online registration process, is now open through Friday, August 21, 2020. Beginning today, July 27, in addition to verifying and updating your student(s) household information, families need to officially enroll your student(s) in your preferred learning option (a 100% virtual program option or an in-person learning option which may include full-time in-person learning or a mix of in-person and remote learning).  This process is required and MUST be completed by every family in DPS. As a reminder, all K-12 students will be learning remotely until at least September 8, 2020. Visit www.dpsk12.org/coronavirus/return-2020 for more information about these two options.  Please note, the decision to officially enroll in either in-person learning or a virtual program is set through December 2020.  If you choose a virtual program, your student will still keep their enrollment spot at the school they were expected to attend for the 2020-21 fall semester.

*Families who participated in the “Early Bird” window of Annual Family Update will not be able to use AFU to select their learning option. Instead, you will need to complete a short registration addendum for each student. The registration addendum will be available as an editable PDF in English and Spanish, as well as a regular PDF in all consent decree languages the week of July 27. Please watch for a central communication with information on how to access the registration addendum. A digital form is also under development and is expected in early August.

In order to participate in the online Annual Family Update, you must have an active DPS Parent Portal Account – click HERE​  to sign up, or to check that your account is active and ready (you will need your student’s ID number in order to create an account). If you do not know your student’s ID number, you may email Ann Kurth at Ann_Kurth@dpsk12.org.

A link to Annual Family Update is now located directly in the top navigation in the Parent Portal for quick access.  Families can also go to the “see all APPS” menu and select the corresponding tile to complete AFU at their earliest convenience.

  • If the browser is not working, try another browser (recommended browser to complete the AFU is Google Chrome).
  • Answer every question – if you forget to complete something, the system will prevent you from moving forward.
  • SAVE, SAVE, SAVE – make sure you are saving multiple times while you are completing the update.

Detailed AFU instructions in English and Spanish  


Friday Folder, May 29, 2020

Park Hill students and families:

Thank you for a great year!  We recognize things have been challenging, especially as of late.  This coming week I will be engaging in planning sessions with the district.  You will be receiving a more detailed letter from me by next Friday, June 5, with information regarding the 2020 – 2021 school year, and how it might look.  

Once again, thank you for your continued involvement, support and patience.  Park Hill is truly a special community.


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Friday Folder Bulletin, May 22, 2020

Upcoming Dates:

May 26:  Classroom / Locker Item Pickup (see below for more details)May 27:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Kindergarten Graduation Car Parade
May 28:  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – 5th Grade Continuation Car Parade

Classroom / Locker Item Pickup

9am – 10am ~ 1st graders  (students and/or parents) will come to the staff parking lot behind the school for item pickup. Please come into the parking lot through the North entrance near the dumpsters, and exit through the South into the alley. 
10am – 11am ~ 2nd graders (same plan as above) 
11am – Noon ~ 3rd graders (same plan as above)
Noon – 1pm ~ 4th graders (same plan as above)
1pm – 2pm ~ By appointment, made via email with Mr. Burdette

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Park Hill Personal Item Pick Up

Park Hill Parents:

In accordance with the district rules, we unfortunately are not allowed to have any students or parents into a district building. We realize that for some families, students have items in their lockers or desks they would like returned. Additionally, we are aware that for many other families there is no significant items in their locker or desk and the items can simply be donated (extra school supplies), recycled or thrown away. In an effort for admin and support staff to obtain only the needed items that families are requesting we ask all families to fill out the following form to help guide us in what items need to be returned or not.

NOTE: If a family is choosing to pick up items from the school, they will then get a set appointment time/date in which they will pick up items in a designated “drive-through” area. If you are picking up items please look for this communication starting on May 18th. If a family is opting NOT to pick up items from a locker then please submit this form for verification and NO other action is needed. In advance, we thank families for the donated school supplies. This form needs to be completed for EACH of your Park Hill students.



Ken Burdette


Friday Folder May 8, 2020

Park Hill Elementary Friday Folder Bulletin May 8, 2020

5th Grade Continuation Celebration

5th grade families – ​SAVE THE DATE​ for the end of year celebration. We will do a car parade in front of the school on Thursday, May 28, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. More communication to come from Mr. Burdette as well as the room parents.

Community Donation Opportunity

We have heard from members of our school community that they would like to help others in our school community. We’ve put a ​donation button​ on the PTSA website to collect donations. Principal Burdette, Maggie Bixby, Mary Beth Carlson, and Cheryl Cohen will help distribute your donations to our school families who might need a little help right now. If you’re in need, please email Mr. Burdette.


Hemos escuchado de miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar que les gustaría ayudar a otros de nuestra comunidad escolar. Hemos puesto un ​botón de donación​ en el sitio web de PTSA para recolectar donaciones. La directora Burdette, Maggie Bixby, Mary Beth Carlson, y Cheryl Cohen ayudarán a distribuir sus donaciones a nuestras familias escolares que podrían ayudar un poco ahora mismo. Si usted está en necesidad, por favor envíe un correo electrónico al ​Sr. Burdette​.

Locker Clean-Out and Item Pick-up

As school winds down, it is time to start thinking about clearing our lockers and picking up any materials still at the school. Unfortunately, students and parents are not allowed to enter the school building at this time due to the COVID-19 health measures. Instead, parents are asked to come to the exterior of the school to pick up items during a designated time, similar to how we handled the device distribution back in March. We plan to do this the week of May 26 – May 29.

On Monday, you will receive a google survey in a separate email from the school regarding picking up items still at the building. I ask that you only come and pick up items that are deemed essential for the summer, as facilitating close to 700 student pick-ups can present its own challenges. For example, in grades K – 4th, we would prefer that students not pick up their writing journals, math journals, etc unless they plan to use them over the summer. Student work will be stored in a box in the classroom over the summer for those who wish to pick up when school resumes in the Fall. In 5th grade, we realize you may have a few more requests, as this is your last year at the school. As for lockers, we will do the cleaning of lockers, so students do not need to worry about this. We only aim to distribute materials that students need over the summer. Thank you in advance.

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